"Mamma facciamo una torta!" Mummy let's bake! How can you refuse if your little one wants to be involved in the kitchen?!
We all know that children learn to appreciate food from a young age and if you can put up with a bit of mess and have a little extra time on your hands it will be very educational and beneficial to them. After all they can learn very useful skills which will stay with them for life.
We made these very easy almond and orange cakes without using any butter or oil. The richness of the almonds and the aroma of the orange and lemon zest will be enough to give these muffins a very pleasant taste and an interesting texture. Using corn flour instead of ordinary flour will help to make them softer and delicate.
- Prep Time : 25 minutes
- Cook Time : 35 minutes
Preheat the oven at 160C.
Whip the eggs with the sugar until they get pale in colour
Grate the orange and lemon zest
Add the corn flour, the almonds and the orange juice. Stir all the ingredients in very well
Whisk the egg whites until firm with a pinch of salt
Gently fold the whites into the egg yolk mixture
Pour the mixture into 6 greased muffin molds (no need to grease if they are made of silicone)
Sprinkle some amaretti biscuits on top of each muffin and bake them for 30-35 minutes until golden
Finish them off with a little dusting of vanilla icing sugar